Rutkiewicz wins opening road stage

Mróz Active Jet rider takes overall lead

Marek Rutkiewicz from Mroz Active Jet won the first stage of Szlakiem Grodow Piastowskich race and took over the Gold Jersey of race leader. The Polish rider crossed the line ahead of Leopold Konig (PSK Whirlpool-Author) and Steffen Radochla (Nutrixxion Sparkasse).

"I attacked 7 kilometers from the finish line with Konig. I knew the last hill from the last editions of Szlakiem Grodow Piastowskich race and from Polish Championship," said Rutkiewicz. "I am a leader of general classification but it doesn't mean that now I'm the only leader of our team. We have a great group of riders with Jacek Morajko and Mariusz Witecki, who is defending his title from last year."

"It will be very hard to maintain this jersey. I saw Lukas Bodnar from CCC Polsat Polkowice climbing today and he looked really strong, like never before. If you take into consideration, that he is a great time trialist, he has good chances to win the race or at least be in the top 3."

The winner of this year's Tour du Maroc Dean Podgornik (BK Loborika) kicked off the day by winning an early intermediate sprint in Jawor, after 9 kilometers of racing. His efforts were quickly overtaken by the bunch, as the CCC Polsat Polkowice was setting up the pace. The next move was made by Robert Radosz from Aktio Group Mostostal Pulawy. He took advantage of the slow pace in the group and on the top of category 1 climb the gap stretched to 6 minutes.

Radosz, who won last year's edition of ProLiga classification, which consists of the most important Polish races, was able to win the second mountain prime of the day with 3 minute advantage.

At 93 kilometer mark two riders, Vadislav Borisov (Amore & Vita Conad) and Dimitri Claeys (Team NetAPP) launched a counter attack and at the bottom of Podgórki climb they joined Radosz. Few minutes later, on the 11% ascent, the Polish rider got dropped and the Russian-Belgian duo became the leading group. At that point they had one minute advantage over the field.

39 kilometers from the finish line the breakaway was over. The bunch crested the top of the climb all together and Marek Rutkiewicz (Mroz Active Jet) was the first one to get to the first category summit. On the descent a breakaway of GC contenders was formed. Rutkiewicz, Jacek Morajko (Mróz Active Jet), Tomasz Marczynski (CCC Polsat Polkowice), Hubert Schwab, Piergiorgio Camussa (both PCT Voralberg), Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Amore a Vita Conad), Radoslav Rogina (BK Loborika), Sergiej Fuchs (Nutrixion Sparkasse), Leopold Konig (Amore & Vita Conad), Bartosz Huzarski (Polish National Track Team) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Polish National Team) got away and built 30 second advantage. They were caught 7 kilometers to go but Rutkiewicz didn't give up and broke away again with Konig.

They gained only 10 seconds, but it turned out to be enough to get the win. Rutkiewicz, who knew the final hill very well, moved to the front and attacked giving no chance to Konig. He won the stage with the length of two bikes. Steffen Radochla (Nutrixion Sparkasse) was the fastest rider from the bunch, taking third.

Rutkiewicz took over both the gold and green jersey for the leader of general classification and points classification.

Full Results
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet4:02:10 
2Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
3Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:00:05 
4Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg0:00:07 
5Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
6Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
7Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
8Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team0:00:09 
9Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
10Marczynski Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
11Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
12Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
13Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author  
14André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
15Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
16Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
17Adam Wadecki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
18Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
19Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
20Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika  
21Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Netapp  
22Danculovic Tomislav (Cro) BK Loborika  
23Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
24Janiaczyk Blasej (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
25Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
26Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
27Miholjevic Hrvoje (Cro) BK Loborika  
28Batosz Huzarski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
29Benetseder Josef (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
30Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
31Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
32Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg  
33Taciak Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
34Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
35Bodnar Lukasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
36Bonuccelli Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
37Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
38Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
39Krysman Piotr (Pol) DHL - Author  
40Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
41Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
42Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
43Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
44Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
45Grechyn Sergiy (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
46Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
47Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad  
48Artur Król (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
49Kiserlovski Emanuel (Cro) BK Loborika  
50Romanik Radoslaw (Pol) DHL - Author  
51Philipp Mamos (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
52Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp  
53Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp  
54Marek Cichosz (Pol) Legia - Felt  
55Halejak Wojciech (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
56Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
57Bastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp  
58Konrad Tomasiak (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
59Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
60Komar Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
61Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
62Ziólkowski Wojciech (Pol) DHL - Author  
63Loria Eugenio (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
64Jaroslaw Kowalczyk (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
65Eric Pidun (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
66Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad  
67Durasek Kristijan (Cro) BK Loborika  
68Torosantucci Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
69Mathias Belka (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
70Blasevic Darko (Cro) BK Loborika0:00:35 
71Demarin Massino (Cro) BK Loborika0:00:44 
72Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team  
73Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia - Felt  
74Metlushenko Yuri (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:00:53 
75Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Netapp0:01:03 
76Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:01:06 
77René Obst (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
78Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
79Tomás Buchácek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:01:42 
80Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:00:09 
81Marcin Sapa (Pol) Polish National Team0:04:07 
82Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team  
83Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
84Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
85Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
86Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author  
87Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad  
88Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team  
89Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author  
90Krajewski Piotr (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:04:17 
91Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:05:10 
92Podgornik Dean (Slo) BK Loborika13:58:00 
93Piotr Typek (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
94Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
95Muraglia Giuseppe (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
96Agosta Domenico (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
97Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse14:17:00 
98Wojciech Kaczmarski (Pol) Legia - Felt19:33:00 
99Radoslaw Syrojc (Pol) Polish National Team  
100Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt  
101Schubert Patrick (Ger) DHL - Author  
102Opryshko Oleh (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
103Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
104Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team19:40:00 
105Ackermann Silvere (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg19:47:00 
106Gufler Alexander (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
107Jakub Tomkiewicz (Pol) Legia - Felt  
108Lars Telschow (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg20:55:00 
109Pawel Wdowiak (Pol) Polish National Track Team26:44:00 
DNFSanderson Nicholas (Aus) Amore & Vita - Conad  
DNFRobert Bartko (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFDamian Pinczuk (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
DNFKamil Gradek (Pol) Polish National Team  
Intermediate Sprint
1Podgornik Dean (Slo) BK Loborika3pts
2Grechyn Sergiy (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad2 
3Krajewski Piotr (Pol) Mróz Active Jet1 
Mountain 1 - 41.3km
1Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal10pts
2Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
3Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet5 
4Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere3 
5Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
Mountain 2 - 78.9km
1Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal10pts
2Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
3Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad5 
4Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal3 
5Rutkiewicz Marek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet2 
Mountain 3 - 100.2km
1Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp10pts
2Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad7 
3Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal5 
4Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere3 
5Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse2 
Mountain 4 - 121.4km
1Rutkiewicz Marek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet10pts
2Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika7 
3Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author5 
4Marczynski Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3 
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team2 
General Classification after stage 1
1Rutkiewicz Marek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet4:02:00 
2Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:04 
3Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:00:11 
4Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg0:00:17 
5Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
6Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
7Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
8Grechyn Sergiy (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
9Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team0:00:19 
10Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
11Marczynski Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
12Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
13Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
14Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author  
15André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
16Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
17Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
18Adam Wadecki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
19Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
20Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
21Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika  
22Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Netapp  
23Danculovic Tomislav (Cro) BK Loborika  
24Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
25Janiaczyk Blasej (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
26Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
27Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
28Miholjevic Hrvoje (Cro) BK Loborika  
29Batosz Huzarski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
30Benetseder Josef (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
31Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
32Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
33Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg  
34Taciak Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
35Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
36Bodnar Lukasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
37Bonuccelli Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
38Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
39Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
40Krysman Piotr (Pol) DHL - Author  
41Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
42Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
43Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
44Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
45Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
46Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
47Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad  
48Artur Król (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
49Kiserlovski Emanuel (Cro) BK Loborika  
50Romanik Radoslaw (Pol) DHL - Author  
51Philipp Mamos (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
52Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp  
53Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp  
54Marek Cichosz (Pol) Legia - Felt  
55Halejak Wojciech (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
56Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
57Bastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp  
58Konrad Tomasiak (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
59Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
60Komar Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
61Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
62Ziólkowski Wojciech (Pol) DHL - Author  
63Loria Eugenio (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
64Jaroslaw Kowalczyk (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
65Eric Pidun (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
66Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad  
67Durasek Kristijan (Cro) BK Loborika  
68Torosantucci Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
69Mathias Belka (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
70Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
71Blasevic Darko (Cro) BK Loborika0:00:45 
72Demarin Massino (Cro) BK Loborika0:00:54 
73Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team  
74Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia - Felt  
75Metlushenko Yuri (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:01:03 
76Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Netapp0:01:13 
77Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:01:16 
78René Obst (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
79Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
80Tomás Buchácek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:01:52 
81Marcin Sapa (Pol) Polish National Team0:04:17 
82Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team  
83Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
84Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
85Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
86Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author  
87Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad  
88Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team  
89Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author  
90Krajewski Piotr (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:04:26 
91Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:05:20 
92Podgornik Dean (Slo) BK Loborika0:14:05 
93Piotr Typek (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:14:08 
94Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
95Muraglia Giuseppe (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
96Agosta Domenico (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
97Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:14:27 
98Wojciech Kaczmarski (Pol) Legia - Felt0:19:43 
99Radoslaw Syrojc (Pol) Polish National Team  
100Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt  
101Schubert Patrick (Ger) DHL - Author  
102Opryshko Oleh (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
103Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
104Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team0:19:50 
105Ackermann Silvere (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg0:19:57 
106Gufler Alexander (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
107Jakub Tomkiewicz (Pol) Legia - Felt  
108Lars Telschow (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:21:05 
109Pawel Wdowiak (Pol) Polish National Track Team0:26:54 
Points Classification
1Rutkiewicz Marek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet20pts
2Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author19 
3Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse18 
4Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg17 
5Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere16 
6Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal15 
7Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg14 
8Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team13 
9Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author12 
10Marczynski Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice11 
11Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal10 
12Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg9 
13Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author8 
14André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author7 
15Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad6 
16Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal5 
17Adam Wadecki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal4 
18Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg3 
19Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author2 
20Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika1 
Mountains Classification
1Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal25pts
2Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice14 
3Rutkiewicz Marek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet12 
4Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp10 
5Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika7 
6Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad7 
7Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author5 
8Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet5 
9Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad5 
10Marczynski Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3 
11Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal3 
12Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere3 
13Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere3 
14Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team2 
15Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
16Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse2 
Young Riders Classification
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team4:02:19 
2Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
3Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
4Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp  
5Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
6Konrad Tomasiak (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
7Jaroslaw Kowalczyk (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
8Eric Pidun (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
9Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team0:00:35 
10Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team0:03:58 
11Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
12Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
13Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author  
14Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad  
15Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team  
16Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author  
17Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:05:01 
18Piotr Typek (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal13:49:00 
19Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
20Radoslaw Syrojc (Pol) Polish National Team19:24:00 
21Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt  
22Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
23Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team19:31:00 
Teams Classification
1PSK Whirlpool - Author12:06:48 
2Mróz Active Jet  
3Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:05 
4Aktio Group Mostostal Pulawy0:00:07 
5PCT Vorarlberg  
6CDC - Cavaliere  
7LKT Team Brandenburg  
8CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:09 
9Loborika  
10DHL - Author  
11Team Netapp  
12Amore & Vita - Conad  
13Polish National Team U-23  
14Polish National Team0:04:42 
15Legia - Felt0:20:08 

 

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